A variety of chemicals are used at the University. Some of these are hazardous, posing a risk of injury or illness if not handled properly.

The University has Chemical safety standards which describes minimum performance standards to ensure that University faculties, schools, research institutes and individual research groups apply a consistent approach to manage chemical risks associated with University activities. Compliance with performance standards is compulsory.

Guidelines, infosheets and management tools are aimed at providing further information and support in meeting these legislative and safety requirements.

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Safety Health & Wellbeing acknowledges that the University carries out a broad range of activities and supports the application of a practical and risk-based approach to safety. If you are unsure how to comply with the chemical safety standards, please contact your WHS Adviser.